To quote Chrissie Hynde of the pretenders: Some things change. Some stay the same. After 10 years, I am back at Fairchild Publications. In the early days, I shared a cubicle with fellow beauty reporter Jenny B. Fine. Now, she is editor of WWD Beauty Biz, not to mention a new mom—to Philippa Blossom Locke, who was born on April 20th. Since August 2005, after six years as beauty director of In Style magazine, I have been running my own branding consultancy, KVD NYC Inc. In addition to advising my fashion and beauty clients, I am filling in for Jenny this summer while she is on maternity leave. Once again, we are sharing a cubicle.
“I see things on the hanger and I’m, like, ‘I never knew that color worked on me.’ It’s things you necessarily wouldn’t choose to wear, but once you put them on, you see why Janie is who Janie is." — Lily Collins on working with former "Mad Men" costume designer, Janie Bryant on creating looks for her role as Celia Brady's in Amazon series, "The Last Tycoon." 📸@jilliansollazzo #wwdeye
EXCLUSIVE: Sarah Rutson has been tapped to Build New American Fashion Group. The parent of Joie, Equipment and Current/Elliott hired the merchant to rev up its brands and expand its portfolio into designer, beauty and lifestyle categories. Read more on WWD.com, link in bio. #wwdfashion
Michael Kors' $1.3B Jimmy Choo deal has the company squaring off with Coach Inc. as both seek to build American powerhouses. Coach bought Stuart Weitzman in 2015 and Kate Spade just two weeks ago, but Michael Kors' acquisition may be putting pressure on its rival in the new push for scale. #wwdnews (📷: George Chinsee)
Meet actress Lucy Boynton, who plays opposite Naomi Watts in the recently released Netflix series "Gypsy." Boynton stopped by WWD to talk about her upcoming projects and her nomadic lifestyle. Get all the details on WWD.com. #wwdeye (📷: @dandoperalski)